New Electric Vehicle Charge Points Installed in Kettering

Published: Friday, 11th September 2020

New electric vehicle charge points have been installed in the School Lane & London Road car parks in Kettering and go live from Monday 14th September.

Further charge points in Commercial Road car park will be live by the end of the month.

Each location has four specially marked bays each and offers immediate access to charge your electric vehicle on a ‘plug and go’ basis. Use of the charging points incurs a cost but Kettering Borough Council offer 2-hour charging slots in the marked bays.

Kettering Borough Council recognise and actively promote the benefits of electric vehicles in reducing harmful emissions and improving local air quality. Click here to see how we have reduced our emissions so far.

Our commitment to the climate change agenda encourages the use and ownership of electric vehicles as one element of a sustainable transport package.

For the step-by-step guide on how to use charging points and for more general information click here.

Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Public Services at Kettering Borough Council, said: “We are proud to have installed new electric vehicle charge points in Kettering and they demonstrate our continued environmental commitment. It’s convenient for those who already own electric vehicles and we hope it will encourage more people to consider making the switch.”

Councillor Mark Dearing, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, said: “It is fantastic to see the roll out of our electric vehicle charge points, which is in-line with the Council’s plan to reduce harmful emissions and provide greener alternatives for transport. Electric vehicles have numerous environmental benefits and we are glad the charge points can now be used within Kettering.”

Note to Editor

BP Chargemaster is the provider for Kettering’s electric vehicle charge points. For more information, visit: bpchargemaster.com/ or bpchargemaster.com/polar/  for further details on the Polar network.

If your household or business is interested in installing EV charge points, find out more from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

Visit Zap-Map to view the interactive map of charging points across the UK. It includes the types of point available at each location.